California: College athletes can be paid 2023

Scholarship athletes are already paid to compete NCAA.

What we are talking about here is allowing the best to negotiate to be paid more. 

Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.

Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker manufacturers, soft drink makers or other businesses and profit from their images, names or likenesses, just like the pros. …

The new law applies to all sports, though the big money to be made is in football and basketball. It bars schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. …

But while the NCAA is the top governing body for college sports, membership is voluntary. If the California schools are forced out, they could form a new league. …

The NCAA does let some athletes accept money in some instances. Tennis players can accept up to $10,000 in prize money per year, and Olympians can accept winnings from their competitions. Plus, schools in the big “Power 5” conferences can pay players yearly cost-of-living stipends of between $2,000 and $4,000.

The NCAA reported $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017.

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For example, here’s what Katelyn Ohashi thinks about the issue.

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2 thoughts on “California: College athletes can be paid 2023”

  1. The fly in this ointment will be opening up the “Pandora’s Box” of Workman’s Compensation Laws for all injured scholarship athletes. The NCAA may go along with this since it seems to be primarily interested in TV revenues from football and basketball and is a “go along to get along” agency at best these days. College Recreation Center based Clubs may be the future of all other college sports (those that survive at all).

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